A_i,j - A_j,i is a tensor

1. Sep 24, 2006

JohanL

prove that for any vector

$$A_i$$

the expression

$$A_{i.j}-A_{j.i}$$

is a tensor, even under non-linear transformations. Similarly prove that for any antisymmetric tensor

$$E_{ij}$$

the expression

$$E_{ij.k}+E_{jk.i}+E_{ki.j}$$

is a tensor.

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What does the dots mean?
For example between i and j in i.j ?

Last edited: Sep 24, 2006
2. Sep 25, 2006

dextercioby

Partial derivatives.

Daniel.

3. Sep 25, 2006

JohanL

Thanks.
I solved the problem except that about
even under non-linear transformations.
non-linear transformations from one set of coordinates to another?
what changes if its non-linear transformations?

4. Sep 25, 2006

Daverz

Maybe non-linear means higher order terms in partials derivitives of the coordinates? They would cancel out in the examples given.